We are thrilled to be welcoming three new young trustees to the Power2 board: Aisha’lee Aminu, Nina Ma, and Amira Shariif Ali. 

The Board of Trustees governs Power2, working closely with the senior management team to provide strategic oversight, support and scrutiny.  

Both Aisha’lee and Amira are graduates of Teens and Toddlers and Young Leaders, so know first-hand the power of the programme to benefit young people. We thank them and Nina for their continued support; we can’t wait to get started!


Aisha’lee Aminu

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Since graduating from Teens and Toddlers, Aisha’lee has become Director of Services for We Care Homes. She is passionate about providing consultancy services to directors and managers of children and young people’s homes, ensuring that they deliver adequate support and care in line with the Government guidelines.

Aisha’lee also runs the support group MotherLeeBreakingFree for young parents. The group provides parents with the support and guidance they need to continue growing, both as parents and as people. She also founded the charity Care Unity Operations, which has been supporting homeless and disadvantaged young people during the pandemic, providing them with the tools to be resilient, healthy, and independent.

We are thrilled to be working with Aisha’lee again and are wowed by her dedication to supporting disadvantaged young people.

“I have experienced first-hand the impact Power2 encouraging young people to find and develop themselves can have despite one’s past. I am excited to give back to an organisation that added value to my journey as well as grow with my team, our young people and organisations we support and work with.



Nina Ma

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Nina is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft where she supports public sector clients with their cloud applications and infrastructures. She is also the Head of Grants of GirlDreamer, an NGO that supports the personal and professional development of millennial and Gen Z women of colour.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, mental health, and youth development, Nina is dedicated to advocating for gender equality and Women in Tech. To that end, she has been working with Beatfreaks on multiple Don't Settle curator programmes. These empower young people of colour from Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research, and governance.

Nina is WeAreTheCity’s TechWomen100 Winner 2019 and Computing’s Digital Technology Leaders Awards Digital Hero of the Year 2020. She is featured on Yahoo Finance’s HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List 2020 and 2021.

“There is no greater cost to society than unfulfilled potential. It is such a powerful statement that Power2 stands for as an organisation which aligns with my belief.

Being a queer woman of colour, a first-generation immigrant and the first person in my family to receive higher education, the work that Power2 does is extremely important and close to my heart. I feel so honoured and excited to join the board of Power2 as a trustee to support young people through this difficult time.”


Amira Shariif Ali

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Another beneficiary of both Teens and Toddlers and Young Leaders, Amira has previously served as the Chair of the Young Leaders Board – so she is a long-term supporter of Power2. Amira currently works for the House of Commons Chamber and is a Voice Champion and member of their Culture and Values Group.

Passionate about creating and actively maintaining a work culture that values everyone, Amira also volunteers to host her workplace’s work experience students, including those from the Social Mobility Foundation.

“Having completed the Teens and Toddlers programme 10 years ago, I couldn’t be any prouder to have been chosen as a trustee.

The skills and knowledge I’ve gained through Power2’s programmes, such as improving my communication skills or advice on securing a job, has not only benefitted me but also other young people as I was able to share what I've learned. I love the wider impact Power2 can have even outside of their service users.”